Tickets to the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival go on sale to the general public t 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, although festival sponsors and patrons may use their passes to reserve tickets for specific screenings before that day and, to get their first choices, are advised to do so online at ajff.org/passes or through 678-701-6107.
If this year is like past incarnations of the world’s biggest Jewish film festival, more than half the tickets will be gone by Jan. 11, and screenings for the most popular movies will sell out within days.
Standby lists will be created on site for sellouts. You must sign up for the list in person at the venue on the day of the screening, and if any seats are open at show time, the festival will fill them from the list.
Even if you miss a film because it sells out, all is not lost. The last day of the festival, Feb. 17, will be devoted to encore showings of some of the most popular movies. Those screenings will be announced during the festival.
The quickest, cheapest way to buy tickets is online at ajff.org/films. You also can call 678-701-6104, but you’ll pay a fee of $2.50 per ticket order by phone. The final option is to buy tickets at the box office at festival venues, where sales begin one hour before a locale’s first festival screening of the day throughout the festival, which runs from Jan. 26 to Feb. 17.
Tickets are $18 for four special events: opening night Jan. 26 (for the screening of “Remember” only; the pre-show gala is open only to festival sponsors and patrons); the ACCESS young-adult night screening Jan. 28 of “Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong,” which includes a party before the film; the two screenings Jan. 30 of “East Jerusalem West Jerusalem,” which will be followed by performances by David Broza; and closing night Feb. 16, when a food tasting will follow “In Search of Israeli Cuisine.”
Tickets are $13 for other screenings after 4 p.m. on weekdays and all weekend shows; $11 for people 65 and older, children 12 and under, and students with valid IDs; and $9 for weekday matinees.